Justice Sonia Sotomayor


The Sage Colleges is honored to announce that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at the Schacht Fine Arts Center on the Troy campus on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

This is a private event exclusively for current Sage students, faculty, staff and alumni as part of Sage’s ongoing Centennial Celebrations.

Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and close promptly at 10:45 a.m.

NO BAGS will be allowed inside the venue.


All students, faculty, staff, and alumni wishing to attend the event are required to register – online only – beginning March 13th. A confirmation email will be sent to you following completed registration.

Your confirmation email is your ticket. You must bring your confirmation email and current photo ID for entry to the event. NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us by Friday, March 31 at [email protected].


Round-trip transportation will be available from our Albany campus to all who request it as part of ticket registration.

Buses will begin loading on the Albany campus at 9:00 a.m. for a scheduled departure of 10:00 a.m. to the Troy campus. Buses will return to the Albany campus following the event.

Please email us at [email protected] if you only need one-way transportation so we can ensure  space accommodations.


This event is designed to encourage active dialogue between Justice Sotomayor and our Sage Community through submitted questions. Questions can be submitted for consideration as part of your ticket registration. All questions must be submitted for final selection by Friday, March 24th.

When composing your questions for the Q&A, please keep in mind that the Justice cannot comment or answer questions on issues that may come before the Court, pending cases, statutes, or proposed legislation. She will not explain or define her opinions in any way.


The conversation with Justice Sotomayor will be held from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, in the Schacht Fine Arts Center on the Russell Sage College campus. The doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and will close promptly at 10:45 a.m. Ticket holders will be required to present their confirmation email and current photo ID as a condition of entry. We request students to sit on the lower level and faculty and staff on the upper level of Schacht.

  • NO BAGS will be allowed in the venue.
  • Limit 1 ticket per person
  • Tickets will be on a first come, first serve basis
  • Non-transferable, not-for-sale complimentary tickets are required for entry
  • No cameras, flash photography or recording devices will be permitted
  • Attendees will be asked to turn off all cell phones, pagers and alarms
  • Registration is required online according to a Sage category (Student/Faculty/Staff/Alumni)


Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court, was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a bachelor’s in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a JD from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992.

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. She served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.